April Events at Instituto Cervantes de Manila: Super short story contest on Twitter

Super’ Short Story Contest in Twitter – Concurso de microrelatos en Twitter
04/21/2012

In celebration of Día del Libro 2012, Instituto Cervantes de Manila presents the first Super Short Story Contest in Twitter. With the objective to discover the literary talent in Spanish language and dissemination, this game also promotes the interest in Spanish and Latin American culture and the good benefits of new technology.

Exciting prizes await the lucky winner. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit manila.cervantes.es Follow our official Twitter account: twitter.com/ICervantesMnila

Con ocasión del Día del Libro 2012, el Instituto Cervantes de Manila convoca el I Concurso de Microrelatos en Twitter. Tiene como objetivo descubrir el talento literario en lengua castellana y difundirlo así como fomentar el interés por la cultura española e hispanoamericana y de la buena aplicación de las nuevas tecnologias.

Premios emocionantes esperan el ganador. Para más información, llama 5261482 o visita manila.cervantes.es Puedes seguirnos en Twitter: twitter.com/ICervantesMnila

April Events at Instituto Cervantes de Manila: Bersong EuroPinoy

Bersong EuroPinoy
04/21/2012 (15:00h)

Instituto Cervantes in Manila will hold the 4th “Bersong EuroPinoy” during the celebration of International Book Day. It will be a poetical recital where each participant reads any poem by any poet of his/her choice. It will be a poetry chain of European and Filipino poems.

Instituto Cervantes de Manila programa la 4ª edición del “Bersong EuroPinoy” dentro de la celebración del Día del Libro. Es un recital de poemas en el que cada participante leerá su poema preferida. Será una cadena de poemas de varios paises europeos y de Filipinas.

April Events at Instituto Cervantes de Manila: International Book Day

 International Book Day – Día Internacional del Libro

04/21/2012 (De 10:00h a 18:00h)

As celebrated yearly, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with various bookstores and other institutions, will offer a Book Market during the Open House and Book Party on the 21st of April. From 10 am to 6pm, bibliophiles can get their hands on a wide selection of books: children and young adult titles, dictionaries, novels, and non-fiction titles, at the Día del Libro book fair.

Demonstration classes will be held at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm for those who are interested to learn the Spanish language. Diagnostic tests will also be conducted at 11 am for those who want to know the extent of their Spanish language proficiency. Interested applicants for the diagnostic test may register for free by emailing dele.manila@cervantes.es

Instituto Cervantes programa de nuevo una Jornada de Puertas Abiertas para celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro. Mediante esta celebración pretendemos asentar en el calendario cultural de Manila una festividad en torno al libro y la lectura que es muy popular en España. Habrá un mercadillo de libros, en el que se ofrecerán, por un precio simbólico, grandes cantidades de libros.

Clases de demostración se realizará a las 10:30h y 13:30h para los que están interesados a aprender la lengua española. Examenes diagnóstico también se realizará a las 11:00h para aquellos que quieren saber el alcance de su dominio del idioma español. Los interesados para el examen pueden registrarse gratuitamente por correo electrónico dele.manila@cervantes.es

 

Cine Europa turns 12; brings European films to more Filipino cinema lovers

Cine Europa, the tradition of bringing excellent European films to the Philippines, has now turned 12 years old and promises to provide Filipino movie enthusiasts with a range of powerful films which will surely touch everyone’s hearts and minds.

Cine Europa opens on 10 September with public screenings from 11 to 20 September 2010 at the Shang Cineplex of Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. (Click HERE to view the complete schedule.)

The film festival then goes to Liceo de Cagayan de Oro for the second time from 2 to 4 October and hits Ayala Center Cebu from 9 to 11 October.

In Manila, Cine Europa 12 will be opened by Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, Head of Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines; Mr Sven Malmberg, Minister, Political Affairs, Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok;  Mr Alvaro Trejo, Deputy Head of Mission of Spain representing the Presidency of the European Union; Atty. Andy Bautista, Chairman and CEO of Shangri-La Plaza Corporation; and Ms. Lala Fojas, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Shangri-La Plaza Corporation.

Ciné Europa 12 continues its tradition of further enhancing dialogue between European and Filipino cultures through the silver screen. Eighteen European films from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will further endear Europe to Cine Europa enthusiasts in Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu.

Der Räuber / The Robber, Austria and Germanys entry to Cine Europa | Photo taken from the Goethe Institut Philippinen website
Der Räuber / The Robber, Austria and Germany's entry to Cine Europa | Photo taken from the Goethe Institut Philippinen website

This year’s selection of movies, carefully handpicked to cater to the Filipino audiences, showcases the range and breadth of emotions from the different stories of love, laughter, hope, despair, survival, courage and, steadfastness. While approaches may vary from country to country, Filipino audiences will be able to empathise with the different characters in each of the films.

Mr. Gabriel Munuera Vinals, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, said that, in line with the 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation, this film festival hopes to promote creative and innovative ways to mirror the realities of life and to portray the shared values and tradition between Europe and the Philippines through the strength of the silver screen.

Meanwhile, Mr. Alvaro Trejo, Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Spain and representing the EU Presidency, said: ”Cine Europa showcases the heritage and diversity of Europe, because film, after all, is a universal language which portrays life’s realities and promotes the understanding of our distinct culture.”

In line with the festival’s goal of fostering a more vibrant and engaging rapport with Filipino stakeholders in the industry, the Goethe Institut in Manila together with the German Embassy and Instituto Cervantes will hold a seminar with Dr. Peter Zimmermann of Wuppertal University, Germany on 10 September (10:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm) and on 11 September (1 to 7pm) in Instituto Cervantes, 855 T. M. Kalaw St, Ermita, Manila.

The seminar “From the ‘Cold War’ to the Fall of the ‘Iron Curtain’ and the Berlin Wall: History and Film in Eastern, Western and the United Germany” is in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

This year’s film festival has a new special feature that should prove particularly endearing to Cine Europa enthusiasts, as one lucky member of the audience will travel and tour Europe courtesy of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Rajah Travel Corporation.

Admission to the screenings is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cine Europa 12 is presented by the European Union Member States’ Embassies and the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, with Shangri-La Plaza Mall (Manila), Arts Council of Cebu and Liceo de Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao) as partner organisations. It is supported by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Rajah Travel Corporation, YoCard and Click the City.

Please find below the Cine Europa PR. I shortened this na — who knew the Europeans were so wordy.
The schedule of the film showing is in the link below.
Thanks,
A
SCHEDULE:
http://www.delphl.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm?pagename=cine12
PR:
Cine Europa, the tradition of bringing excellent European films to the Philippines, has now turned 12
years old and promises to provide Filipino movie enthusiasts with a range of powerful films which will
surely touch everyone’s hearts and minds.
Cine Europa opens on 10 September with public screenings from 11 to 20 September 2009 at the Shang
Cineplex of Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City.
The film festival then goes to Liceo de Cagayan de Oro for the second time from 2 to 4 October and hits Ayala Center Cebu from 9 to 11 October.
In Manila, Cine Europa 12 will be opened by Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, Head of Delegation of
the European Commission to the Philippines, Mr Sven Malmberg, Minister, Political Affairs, Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Mr Alvaro Trejo, Deputy Head of Mission of Spain representing the Presidency of the European Union, Atty. Andy Bautista, Chairman and CEO of Shangri-La Plaza Corporation and Ms. Lala Fojas, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Shangri-La Plaza Corporation.
Ciné Europa 12 continues its tradition of further enhancing dialogue between European
and Filipino cultures through the silver screen. Eighteen European films from Austria,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands,
Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will further endear Europe
to Cine Europa enthusiasts in Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu.
This year’s selection of movies, carefully handpicked to cater to the Filipino audiences,
showcases the range and breadth of emotions from the different stories of love, laughter,
hope, despair, survival, courage and, steadfastness. While approaches may vary from
country to country, Filipino audiences will be able to empathise with the different
characters in each of the films.
Mr. Gabriel Munuera Vinals, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Delegation of the European Commission
to the Philippines said that, in line with the 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation, this film festival hopes to promote creative and innovative ways to mirror the realities of life and to portray the shared values and tradition between Europe and the Philippines through the strength of the silver screen.
Meanwhile, Mr. Alvaro Trejo, Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Spain and
representing the EU Presidency said: ”Cine Europa showcases the heritage and diversity of
Europe, because film, after all, is a universal language which portrays life’s realities and
promotes the understanding of our distinct culture.”
In line with the festival’s goal of fostering a more vibrant and engaging rapport with Filipino
stakeholders in the industry, the Goethe Institut in Manila together with the German Embassy
and Instituto Cervantes will hold a seminar with Dr. Peter Zimmermann of Wuppertal
University, Germany on 10 September (10:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm) and on 11 September (1 to
7pm) in Instituto Cervantes, 855 T. M. Kalaw St, Ermita, Manila.
The seminar “From the ‘Cold War’ to the Fall of the ‘Iron Curtain’ and the Berlin Wall:
History and Film in Eastern, Western and the United Germany” is in commemoration of the
20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
This year’s film festival has a new special feature that should prove particularly endearing
to Cine Europa enthusiasts, as one lucky member of the audience will travel and tour
Europe courtesy of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Rajah Travel Corporation.
Admission to the screenings is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cine Europa 12 is presented by the European Union Member States’ Embassies and the
Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, with Shangri-La Plaza Mall
(Manila), Arts Council of Cebu and Liceo de Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao) as partner
organisations. It is supported by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Rajah Travel Corporation, Yo
Card and Click the City.